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  • The Virtues of Charity

    Charity has a great significance in Islam; it is one of the clearest indications and most truthful signs of the sincerity of one's faith, as souls were created to love money and strive to save it. If someone spends his money and contradicts his instinct, then this is a proof that he has a good faith and a sound belief. Regarding this, the Prophet,.. More

  • Ramadan: A portrait of self-reflection

    With Ramadan approaching, many of us eagerly look forward to the impending celebratory meals and visits with family and friends, breaking fast at the Masjid (mosque), and, of course, the ‘Eed celebration that ends this great month. We rush about making careful preparations by cleaning our homes from top to bottom. Some may even decorate them.. More

  • Contemplations About Hajj - I

    1 - Prior to Hajj and/or 'Umrah the Muslim should: a) Purify his creed ('Aqeedah) from any aspects of Shirk, greater or lesser, as Shirk destroys one's deeds. b) Devote his Hajj purely and sincerely for Allah. c) Sincerely repent for all of his sins. d) Acquire knowledge about Hajj and its rites. e) Use Halal (lawful) means to support this.. More

  • The Fast of the Pregnant Woman During the Summer - Rules and Precautions

    Pregnancy is a difficult and arduous journey that begins with good news and ends with the arrival of the new-born child that would fill the life of his parents with delight and happiness. However, this journey is very difficult during the summer season, and enduring this while fasting is even more difficult. Doctors agree that a pregnant woman who.. More

  • Issues Related to the 'Eed Khutbah and Prayer

    - Listening to the Khutbah is optional: ‘Abdullah ibn As-Saa’ib, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that he attended the ‘Eed prayer with the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and when he finished the prayer, he said: ‘Whoever wishes to leave, can leave, and whoever wishes to sit and listen to the Khutbah, can.. More

  • Lantern of the Sunnah in the ‘Eeds of the Ummah - II

    1- Eating before going out to pray on ‘Eed Al-Fitr and after the prayer on ‘Eed Al-Adh-ha: It is an act of Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) for one to eat some dates before going out to pray on ‘Eed Al-Fitr, as Anas ibn Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not go.. More

  • Lantern of the Sunnah in the ‘Eeds of the Ummah - I

    ‘Eed (festival) is a happy occasion, during which one is transported to gardens of joy and delight. It is a festival of joy and happiness, as it is an opportunity for people to entertain themselves and take rest. Every nation has its own festivals, and, in Islam, we have no festivals other than the weekly festival of Friday and the annual festivals.. More

  • Rulings and Etiquette of ‘Eed - II

    1- Going to the ‘Eed Prayer using one route and returning via another one, as Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullaah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to do so. Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to go to the ‘Eed.. More

  • Rulings and Etiquette of ‘Eed - I

    ‘Eed is the season of happiness and joy, during which the Muslims rejoice only at the bounty of their Lord, having won the blessing of completing their acts of worship and receiving the reward, given their complete confidence in His promises to forgive and reward them. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {Say, "In the Bounty of Allah and.. More

  • The True Meanings of 'Eed: Unity and Mercy

    'Eed is a very special day which brings new meaning to our life. It is completely different from other days. Although it lasts for a short time, one may do many things in it that cannot be achieved over long years. This is out of the blessings of Allah The Almighty on people when He made the Days of 'Eed for them and made it a point of agreement among.. More

  • “…Perhaps you will be grateful”

    The perfection of any blessing upon a slave, such as victory over himself or his enemy, success in Da‘wah (invitation to Islam), or the end of a season of worship during which one was guided to do good deeds, imposes two great acts of worship on the slave: namely, thanking his Lord and asking Him for forgiveness (Istighfaar). Both of them imply.. More

  • May You Be Among the Winners!

    When the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, went to Madeenah, he found the people celebrating two festivals, so he said: “Allah The Almighty has given you instead of them two better days: ‘Eed Al-Fitr and ‘Eed Al-Adh-ha.” [Abu Daawood and An-Nasaa’i] These two great Islamic rites come after two seasons filled.. More

  • 'Eed: A Time for Joy between Spouses

    On the morning of the day of 'Eed,mosques echo with the sounds ofTakbeer (the words 'Allahu Akbar'), Tahleel (the words 'Laa ilaaha illaa Allah') and tears flow expressing grief over the departure of the beloved month of Ramadan, the month of blessings, patience, generosity and bounties. Allah The Almighty gives us the gift of 'Eed, which are days of.. More

  • ‘Eed in the House of the Prophet - II

    Engaging in play and entertainment on 'Eed should not make one forget the religious and moral teachings to which he has to adhere strictly. Entertainment and amusement do not justify doing forbidden actions, neglecting duties, and causing harm to people. ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, pointed this out when she said, “Some.. More

  • ‘Eed in the House of the Prophet - I

    On a joyful day in Al-Madeenah An-Nabawiyyah, and on the morning of a happy ‘Eed, the house of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, witnessed the scenes of the celebration of ‘Eed under the supervision of the best of human beings: Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Everyone joined in to celebrate the occasion of.. More